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The Amarna Period

The Amarna Period

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will explore the Amarna Period and explain why and how this period made such a marked departure from the rest of Egyptian art.

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This lesson discusses the revolutionary changes of the Amarna Period and the effects of these changes in Egyptian art.


Image of Akhenaten, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Burger_Akhenaten.jpg; Image of Bust of Nefertiti, Photo by Philip Pikart, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nofretete_Neues_Museum.jpg; Image of Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Their Children, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Akhenaten,_Nefertiti_and_their_children.jpg; Image of Death Mask of Tutankhamen, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tuthankhamun_Egyptian_Museum.jpg; Image of Ankh from Tomb of Tutankhamun, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ankh-Mirror-TutanchamunTomb.JPG

Terms to Know
  • Ankh

    Egyptian key of life or the key of the Nile, a hieroglyphic of a looped cross with a handle.

  • Aton

    Or Aten, is the disk of the sun in ancient Egyptian mythology.

  • Monotheism

    The belief in one god.

  • Sunken Relief

    A design cut into the surface where there is no point or part higher than the surface itself.